Christopher Hitchens

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Can Judaism and Science Co-Exist? Yes.

How eighteenth-century Jews accepted the Copernican model and the Bible as the word of God.

Dawkins: Don’t need God to be good … or generous

AFP/GETTY IMAGES British author and scientist Richard Dawkins attending the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2007. Freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists … Continued

Atheists don’t own reason

The new atheists–participants in the contemporary anti-religion movement led by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, among others–are … Continued

Why Richard Dawkins is still an atheist

In October 2008 I attended a lecture by the Christian apologist John Lennox. He could hardly contain his excitement because … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

Has religion made the world less safe?

The Bible depicts a world that, seen through modern eyes, is staggering in its savagery. People enslave, rape, and murder … Continued

The Gospel according to Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens’s earthly life is done, but has he ceased to exist? Our language — over which he had complete … Continued

In remembrance of my friend Hitch

SHANNON STAPLETON REUTERS Author Christopher Hitchens poses for a portrait outside his hotel in New York in this June 7, … Continued

Christian charity its own campaign against atheism

Q. Atheist actor and writer Ricky Gervais is working on a new show, Afterlife , which features “an atheist who … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Debating Tony Blair on faith

Last week, atheist author Christopher Hitchens debated the merits of religion with former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted … Continued

Debating Christopher Hitchens on faith

Last week, former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted to Catholicism after leaving office, debated the merits of religion … Continued

What’s organized religion got to do with whether or not God is?

By Martha Woodroof Christopher Hitchens’ tussle with metastasized esophageal cancer has brought death back as a hot topic among those … Continued

Pew’s preposterous pop quiz

By Jacques Berlinerblau (Editor’s note: Read Pew’s Alan Cooperman’s response to this post here.) The Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

Christopher and Peter Hitchens debate religion against brutal backdrop

By Michelle Boorstein The food was elegant, the attendees elite and polite, the backdrop brutal. Sitting before a highly unusual … Continued

Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America

If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look … Continued

Is there a faith instinct?

By Nicholas Wade Every known society has some form of religion, so it might seem obvious that an instinct for … Continued

Atheism and ignorance

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Mother Teresa and transubstantiation: living vs. knowing the faith

The September 2010 Pew Survey on religious knowledge ranked Catholics – especially Latino Catholics — at the bottom, putting atheists … Continued

Praying for Hitchens as an act of love

By Patrick Archbold As the father of five children at the beginning of another school year, I will soon find … Continued